The flame represents the source of our creation, your inner light.
It speaks to us of the soul spark that is above and below, within and without, that which links us all together originating from the same source of thought consciousness. It is the light, your light, that which you seek.
You can give power and magical qualities to the flame, but the energies come from your consciousness.
Candle drippings viewed after a ceremony or meditation, will take shape and form and have meaning for you. They too are created out of the magic of your thoughts.
The power of the flame is neither male nor female but all and everything.
Candles and sacred flames are part of the myth and mystery of humanity’s experience in the physical, always a reminder of our connection to source.
Candles are often used during religious and ritualistic ceremonies.
A candle melts until its flame is extinguished in the physical … but a soul spark is immortal.
As we are all created by the flame of soul, therefore we all believe in magic at some level. Somewhere in our souls is the knowledge that there is more than physical reality. All is magick and illusion.
Many people associate ceremonies using candles with the occult, black magic, witchcraft, etc. Nothing is dark or negative unless it causes harm to someone or results in a negative reaction and most often originates from a dysfunctional soul.
Candle Magic has been around since the dawn of time, traced as far back as the Paleolithic era. It is a very powerful form of sympathetic magic.
You have to believe in the power of the candle if it is to work for you. Candle magic is usually part of a ritual but can be part of meditation or other exercises.
There are many factors that play into the art of candle magic. Any type of magic that is performed is supposed to return to you three fold, whether it be positive or negative. Always keep the Wiccan Rede ‘An harm to none do what thou wilt’ in mind when considering your work. Always keep in mind that magic effect’s the entire world around you. Be very careful what you ask for, for it may well come true. The wording in any type of magic must not be taken lightly, be very careful, concise, and precise, make sure you have covered all possible bases.
Some candle magic has to be repeated over a period of days. Therefore, you will want to place them in an area that will not be disturbed. Do not choose a place where there is a TV, radio noise or disturbances of any kind. Keep in mind to not put candles near curtains and such, as you would not want to burn your house down. Candle magic should always be performed in a low traffic area. That is why a bedroom is really nice for such work.
Some of the Reasons People Burn Candles
- Talk to God
- Obtain Money
- Win the Love of Man or Woman
- Settle a Disturbed Condition in the Home
- Obtain Work
- Conquer Fear
- Conquer Addictions
- Develop Understanding
- Break up a Love Affair
- Unfavorable Vibrations
- Gain Prosperity
- Change One1s Luck
- Develop Spiritual Understanding
- Learn the Truth
- Stress Management, Soothe and Quiet the Nerves
- Regain or Retain Health
- Gain Power Over Others
- Arouse Discord or Anger or Jealousy in Another
- Awaken Spiritual Understanding in Another
- Protect Against Evil Influences
- Stop Being Slandered
- Achieve Goals
- Win or Hold Happiness
- Attain and Maintain Success
- Heal an Unhappy Marriage or Other Family Situations